Sleep Training System™
Simple, common sense solutions
In this section we'll provide a scientific framework for understanding the surprisingly dynamic process of sleep. Knowing empirical, proven facts about sleep will help you feel more relaxed and confident about working with and improving your own sleep system.
You can’t not sleep.
Like food, water, the air you breathe – sleep is a necessity of life.
Sure, you can put it off if you like. You can stay up late and get up early if you want. You can drink coffee or pop pills to help stay awake. You can choose to burn the candle at both ends ... for awhile.
But eventually it will catch up to you. You can’t avoid it. At some point you must – and you will – sleep.
Your body and mind require it.
Your body’s physiological requirement for sleep is stronger than your insomnia.
Let’s repeat that for emphasis: Your body's physiological requirement for sleep is stronger than your insomnia.
The irresistibility of sleep is one cornerstone of the Sleep Training System. This is one key reason why, when properly applied, you can expect this program to work for you.
We will leverage this fact – that you can’t not sleep – to help break the back of insomnia. We will use this fact to in effect press the reset button on your internal sleep clock, your sleep system, and give you a fresh new start. This will help you shake loose whatever hold insomnia has, so that you sleep better and awaken more refreshed. Using the tools and techniques in the STS, you can and will sleep better, permanently, and without the need for sleeping pills or drugs of any kind.
The sleep paradox
It’s something of a paradox. Try as we might, we can’t directly control, force or will ourselves to sleep. That tactic usually backfires as one becomes overly worried, tense, and even consumed by the thought of not sleeping. A frontal assault just doesn’t work.